Draft genome sequence of the first confirmed isolate of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Tasmania Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT The spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) has become a major global challenge. In 2016, Tasmania recorded its first known incidence of MDR-TB. Here, we report the draft whole-genome sequence of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate from this case, TASMDR1, and describe single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with its drug resistance.

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  • 2017